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Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road    *    Gettysburg, PA 17325    *    (717) 642-5332

Announcements

UPCOMING EVENTS​​

​​​​​August 20-25, October 15-20 - Lend a Hand Trip 2017 Trip

All trips will be scheduled to go to W. VA to help with recovery from flash flooding that took place in June of 2016. Cost is $150 per person. Additional info here: lendahand.net

Please click on the image below for the mission trip grant application!













August 26th - Joyce Meyer and Natalie Grant Trip


Attention all women (and men), Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer, along with singer Natalie Grant, will be at the Giant Center in Hershey this Saturday, August 26th. LMC's Women's Bible Study will be taking the church van to the 9:30 AM session. Admission is free. No registration is required. We will leave the church parking lot at 8 AM. All are welcome to join us to hear a powerful message from Joyce and outstanding worship from Natalie. If you would like to go, please see Susan Nunamaker, Len Williams, Fay Hess, or Bev Benner.


August 27th - Ice Cream Social


September 10th - Church Picnic 


The picnic will be on the church premises. We need volunteers to help set up the tent, tables, and chairs; and to assist with cooking and clean-up.  Will you share a few minutes with your church family and help us make this a fun time for all?


September 25th at 6:30 pm - CARES Training Session


Anyone who would like to participate in LMC's overnight shelter ministry this upcoming season, the REQUIRED training session for new Host and Overnight volunteers will be held at St. James Church in Gettysburg. For more information, please contact Donna Bixler, CARES Overnight Volunteer Coordinator, at 717-642-5125 (home or 717-253-6310 (cell) or dgbixler42@gmail.com. Also if you could pleasenotify Joe or Elaine Reichl at jerichl@comcast.net or 717-398-2430 that would be much appreciated! Thank you!




OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS


Sean Fitzgerald, Director of Congregational Care and Christian Nurture, is on military leave and vacation and is not available. He will return August 20 and sends warmest regards from Fort Knox!


Elders and Deacons Wanted


If you are interested in being an elder or deacon, please contact the nominating committee: Joe Jackson, Jim Benner, Roy Weaner, Roz Santay, Christa Williams, Mike Orleski, Nancy Brill, or Lori Jackson.


Help Needed- Sound Equipment Operator Wanted


Apply within. There will be a training session on Thursday July 6 from 6-9 pm on LMC's sound equipment. Interested? Please let Phyllis know 717-253-3162 or doyle55@comcast.net


Items for Sale by Deacons


The Deacons have a table in Fellowship Hall to the right of the doors as you come in, with the following items for sale:


LMCPC Grey T-shirt and Sweatshirts

(2) Children's Small 6-8 Sweatshirts - was $8. now $4

(1) Children's large 14-16 Sweatshirt - was $9, now $4.50

(1) Adult medium sweatshirt - was $14, now $7

(1) Adult medium t-shirt - was $10, now $5

Note Cards with a picture of the Church  - $1 or 5/$8.00

11x14 Church Prints $10

Cook Books by the women of LMCPC $5

LMCPC License Plate $1


There is a small wooden box on the table with a slot to put your money. Any questions you may ask Jean Bentz at church or call 334-6064. You may also ask any of the deacons. Thank you for considering these sale items.


Bells of Faith Ringers Wanted


Bells of Faith is in need of two players. If interested, please contact John Day at 717-698-0994 or jmday5551@gmail.com. The only requirement is dedication to attendence at rehearsals every Thursday from 6-7 beginning Sept 7, as well as performances every 3rd Sunday of the month starting in October. You don't even need to read music, just be able to count in rhythm! Please help out if you enjoy hearing the bells. Thanks! -John Day


Casserole Ministry


Do you enjoy cooking and sharing? Well the casserole ministry is a wonderful way to bless the giver and receiver. The Deacons are reviving this outreach. How often you make a meal could be as few as a couple times a year to more often if you like. Please consider and sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex or call Jenny Waybright at (717) 334-5895 or at (717) 357-5773.


Are you single?


Are you single, whether by choice or circumstance? Spiritual Life would like to know what we could do to bring you together with others in the church (although this is not a dating service ;) ) Activities done together are more often fun than when done alone, so let us know your thoughts and recommendations! Call Gale Pollock at (703) 969-3383 or email her at galespollock@gmail.com to share your thoughts!


New Church Directory


We will be working on a new directory this fall. Photos will be ready so you can send them out with your Christmas cards and letters. The photographer is scheduled to be here at the end of September. We have formed a team to assist. We need a detail oriented person to help with scheduling - if you are comfortable with a computer it would be awesome! We will also need greeters during the days that the photographer is here to keep things flowing. Please speak with Bev Benner, Judy Williams, Sandy Buhrmann, or Gale Pollock if you think you can help us!

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Room 4 Adult Bible Study 

We all want a faith that won't let us down in times of trouble or loss, uncertainty or fear. A faith that can pull us through the worst and best times in our lives. This is the kind of faith that James, the brother of Jesus, writes about. The room 4 Adult Sunday School class is reading and discussing the New Testament Book of James. Join us on Sunday at 9:00!

Seekers Sunday School

All are invited to join the Seekers Sunday School class in our study of the Parables in the classroom located in classroom 3 of the Education Building!

Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study


Our group is studying "The Acts: Seeing God's Power in Action" from the LifeGuide Bible Study series. The study begins at 1:30 pm each week and we will be rotating facilitators throughout the study. The Prayer Meeting will continu following the study at approximately 2:45 pm each week.

Fitness Class

A low impact fitness class taught by Dave Diehl will be held Thursday from 1-2 pm. The class includes light, low-impact aerobics, with strengthening the upper body, core, and includes total body stretching. We also work on hand/eye coordination and balance. All are welcome! See you in Fellowship Hall!

Fairfield Food Pantry Needs

Thank you for your continued love and generosity. Some suggestions:
 Canned meat (tuna, chicken, hame, etc.), peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, pork and beans, macaroni and cheese, rice, noodles, canned fruits (applesauce, peaches, pears, etc.), cereal, pancake mix, syrup, any other non-perishable items are also welcome!